This episode, Keith has a conversation with Gus Butler, record collector, teacher and author of the article "Buzzsaw: An oral history of the HM-2 pedal" on Cvlt Nation. The HM-2 has become shorthand for a specific subgenre of extreme metal and refers to the edgy guitar tone the pedal creates.
Keith and Gus discuss the pedal's role in extreme metal (past and present) and the boutique-made clones available today, as well as record collecting and a few other topics as well.
Official Vinyl Examiners - Bryan Seybold and Yan Wang
Executive Producers - Ben Lack (Brass Animals), Austel Grey (Zerosystem), and Jeannine Cuevas